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Information - Gridcross

GenreBrain - MiscellaneousYear1993
LanguageSTOS BASICPublisher[no publisher]
ControlsMouseDistributor
Players1DeveloperStosser Software
ResolutionLowLicensed from
Programmer(s)

Greenwood, Tony

CountryUnited Kingdom
Graphic Artist(s)SoftwareEnglish
Game designBox / InstructionsEnglish
Musician(s)LicensePD / Freeware / Shareware
Sound FXSerial
Cover Artist(s)ST TypeST, STe / 0.5MB
MIDIVersion
Dumpdownload atari Gridcross Download / MSANumber of Disks1 / Double-Sided
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Instructions - Gridcross

                           GRIDCROSS ver.1
                           ---------------
 
                       By TONY GREENWOOD :1993
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                     WRITTEN USING S.T.O.S. BASIC
                     ----------------------------

                          doc file by Keefy
                          -----------------

  GRIDCROSS IS PUBLIC DOMAIN AND MAY BE COPIED AND DISTRIBUTED  TO 
THE  FAR CORNERS OF THE EARTH AND BEYOND PROVIDING THAT  BOTH  THE 
PROGRAM AND THE DOC FILE ACCOMPANY EACH OTHER.  HOW WOULD YOU LIKE 
TO BE SEPERATED FROM YOUR ONLY COMPANION?.

    

     GRIDCROSS is a two-player strategy game ( it dosen't have  to 
be  but it's a lot more fun with two players ).   Using the  mouse 
the aim of the game is to defeat your opponent by making your  way 
from one end of the grid to the other ( depending on which  player 
you choose ).  Player One has to make his way from the top to  the 
bottom, Player Two has to make his way from the bottom to the top. 
The  first  player to reach the opposite end of the  grid  is  the 
victor.

    Easy huh?.   I'm afraid that's what Tony thought as well so he 
decided to put in a few obstacles to hinder your progress.  As you 
will see,  littered all over the grid are an array of little tests 
and  challenges  which you must overcome before you  can  continue 
your  turn.   Do it right and you will take the square and gain  a 
chance  of  advancing  another.   Get it  wrong,  and  you'll  get 
absolutely no sympathy whatsoever and stay right where you are. To 
pass the test you will need nerves,  skill,  brainpower and,  most 
importantly, blind luck.

     Below follows a few simple details about the  game,  although 
the game itself is mostly self-explanetory.  

     You must start with a square at either the top or the  bottom 
of the grid,  depending on which player you are. You may only move 
forwards  or  sideways  one square at a time.  ( So  it's  no  use 
clicking at the other end when you've just started because it wont 
let you ).  The type of test you take is dictated by the colour of 
the  square  you have selected.   Clicking with  the  right  mouse 
button  over the square will tell you the type of  challenge  that 
lurks underneath.  Whilst clicking with the left mouse button will 
actually select it and away you go ( simple really ).

                          THE TESTS
                          ---------

FREE SQUARE----Really tough one this,  click on this and you won't 
have  to do a challenge.   As if that wasn't enough,  you'll  also 
take the square AND get to choose another square.

SHOOT  THE  BIRDY-----Use the mouse to control  the  gunsight  and 
blast  the poor little birdy out of the sky,  but be  careful  you 
only get one shot per turn.

BLOCKER--------Exactly that,  no tests with this one either,  they 
just sit in your way and annoy you when you have to go round them.

CONUNDRUM-------When you select this one a random jumbled up  word 
appears,  your task is to type in the word with the letters in the 
correct order.  ie.  DDEA=DEAD.  But you must be quick because the 
computer won't wait forever.

FIND THE ACE-----Three cards will appear at random face down,  you 
have to select with the mouse the one which you think is the  ace. 
Get it wrong and it's the other guys turn. 

FOLLOW THE LINE----This one is a small test of nerves, you have to 
use the mouse to place the cursor to the left of the blue line but 
on  the green line.   Then move it along the green line until  you 
get to the right of the red line.  Leave the line and you'll  have 
to leave your turn till next time.

HEADS OR TAILS----Type H for heads
                  Type T for tails
That's a 2-1 chance, you can't possibly fail, can you?.

SHOOT  THE SAUCER---Use your timing to shoot the  alien  spaceship 
down.   You get four shot's,  you only need one to count, but it's 
not always as easy as it looks.

QUICKSTOP---------One  on One with your opponent.  The aim  is  to 
stop  your  blue bar at a higher position than your  opponent  can 
stop his red bar. Use the left mouse button.

And finally ????????

MYSTERY---------Exactly  that,  take  a chance and go for  it  and 
you'll be rewarded with any one of the above tests.

Well  that's  all i think,  hope this little Doc helped  you  out, 
although i'm sure you didn't really need it anyway, did you?.

  REMEMBER  If you like the program or have any comments  you  can 
contact me,

            

 Enjoy the game! and may the best player win!.

 bye!


P.S.  Don't forget to send Auntie Beryl a copy.
   
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